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Plowing with shoes? Or not?

Discussion in 'Snowbear Plows' started by nudisuzuki, Nov 9, 2011.

  1. nudisuzuki

    nudisuzuki Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    I am new to plowing and am wondering if you snow bear guys are using the shoes? I just put an older sb on my geo tracker and can't wait to push some snow. Now I would think thes little plows would be better without the shoes but I am inexperienced and thought I better ask. Thankks
     
  2. White Gardens

    White Gardens 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,665

    I plow with shoes, otherwise my feet get cold.

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  3. nudisuzuki

    nudisuzuki Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    Yea probably a good idea lol!
     
  4. BossPlow2010

    BossPlow2010 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,032

    If you're doing residentials go ahead, commercials- no.
     
  5. White Gardens

    White Gardens 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,665

    I don't use shoes at all on my plow. Main reason being is that you get more distance between the cutting edge and the shoe, and when these two points of contact are hitting the pavement far apart, then you can get bad results when there are variations in the pavement, thus leaving snow behind.


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  6. nudisuzuki

    nudisuzuki Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    Ok thanks guys, is there anything I should watch out for with plowing with out the shoes?
     
  7. 7_below

    7_below Senior Member
    Messages: 245

    Frost bite on your big toe. Just a thought. :)
     
  8. nudisuzuki

    nudisuzuki Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    Wow you guys are bustin my chops pretty good here
     
  9. SNOWBEARLTD

    SNOWBEARLTD Member
    Messages: 36

    Skid shoes are generally used for the following:

    • Gravel - Keeps the blade higher so that it doesn't collect excess amounts of gravel
    • Dirt - Helps reduce the blade from digging in and tripping the springs
    • Un-even Terrain - Stops the blade from catching and tripping the springs

    Skid Shoes are adjustable in height to accommodate these conditions.


    Hope that helps,

    Happy Plowing!
     
  10. nudisuzuki

    nudisuzuki Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    Thanks that's kinda what I was looking for
     
  11. nudisuzuki

    nudisuzuki Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    Off subject here a bit............ I noticed a lot of slop/play where the cross bar meets the frame pins. Basically the round bar that the frame pins go into has a lot of play. Is this normal? The bolts that secure the round bar and frame pins are tight. Am I looking at buying new frame pins? Thanks for all the help guys